In 2006 while on my annual summer motorcycle trip I traversed the Natchez Trace Parkway thru Mississippi and Tennessee. This photo is where it crosses the Tennessee River about 100 miles south of it's northern end near Nashville. It was one of those quiet, beautiful, crisp October mornings when the planet seems to have been put on pause.  We had gotten our first dusting of snow. On my way to work I stopped at the bottom of the hill and took this with the Canon A530. On a tour of the Pacific Northwest in July 2010 I was wishing to ride as much of the Pacific Coast as possible. After crossing East to West on Highway 2 thru the northern Cascades, I went up to the Canadian border in northwest Washington State, and then turned south, hugging the coast as much as possible. This was taken with the 40D at a turnout just south of Bellingham, on the stunningly beautiful section of State Road 11 named Chuckanut Drive. Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park. Late afternoon, July 2010, after a rainstorm. Canon 40D. Roosevelt Lake, west bank, formed by the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River, Washington State. June 2007. Canon A530. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. The only boat allowed on the lake is run by the Park service and crosses to the island on the south end from a dock on the northwest side. Long telephoto shot from the Overlook about a mile away. Canon 40D. From the North East Overlook. Canon 40D. Looking down from a bridge on Forest Road 19, Central Oregon. Same as previous. Forest Road 19, Central Oregon This pristine, functional, not very old stainless steel pier located in this most natural setting intrigued me. I took a number of photos of it, this is my favorite. July 2008, Canon 40D. July 2008. Canon 40D. Barker Dam, Nederland CO. July 1999. Olympus Digital. Northern New Mexico. Eagle Nest Lake, on Highway 64, northeast of Taos, north of Angel Fire. July 2009. Canon 40D.


November 19, 2012  by RJMS  •  water

Lakes, rivers, oceans, etc. Always compelling of course. As Kurt Vonnegut is claimed to have said: “the wrinkles are smoothed out of the brain at the edge of a body of water.”